Cloud Engineer

Job Description

We are looking for Open Source enthusiasts to help us build and maintain our growing OpenStack cloud.


Role Highlights

  • Work in an environment that runs 90% on open source software
  • Get your hands on the latest hardware – 100Gbit/s networking, NVMe storage, GPUs …
  • Show us your skills and learn the latest on large-scale data centre networks


About Vault Cloud

Vault is one of the first cloud service providers globally to be certified by ASD at a ‘protected’ level. Vault is rapidly growing and is dedicated to providing sovereign, agile and hyper-scale cloud services to the Government and its partners.


The Role

The purpose of this position is to play a hands-on role to ensure a smooth and continuous cloud operation at high performance and availability on an OpenStack platform.

A successful OpenStack Cloud Engineer needs to be innovative, detail-oriented, team-oriented, self-directed and adaptable to changing business requirements.


Job Tasks and Responsibilities

The duties and tasks are varied and complex needing independent judgement. Below you will find a list of some of the key duties and responsibilities:

  • Evaluate service level issues and suggested enhancements escalated by support to diagnose and address underlying system problems and inefficiencies.
  • Review and influence new and evolving design, architecture, standards, and methods for operating services and systems.
  • Respond to and resolve emergent service problems; build tools and introduce automation to prevent problem recurrence.
  • Participate in software and system performance analysis and tuning, service capacity planning and demand forecasting.
  • Drive technical innovation and efficiency in infrastructure operations via automation – for example, automated server build processes.
  • Development of new processes and involvement in project work.
  • Report incidents to the security team.


Skills and Experience

Below is a list of the required experience, skills and qualifications that will allow you to be successful in this role.

  • Exposure to running OpenStack in production
  • Working knowledge of Linux and KVM/QEMU (administration, networking, troubleshooting). Ubuntu/Debian experience is a plus.
  • Experience in scripting and software development (Python, Bash).
  • An understanding of the inner workings of the Ceph and Swift storage platforms.
  • Ability to build and use virtual environments (e.g. using Vagrant) via CI and use them to automate tests for code changes and deployments. We test OpenStack on OpenStack.
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science (or related degree and experience).
  • Automation with Ansible.
  • Docker deployment.
  • Windows administration, Powershell.
  • System monitoring using Fluentd, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Prometheus, Cacti, Grafana, Nagios, Ceilometer, Ganglia.
  • MySQL administration.
  • Fortinet FortiOS, CoreOS, Brocade NOS, Cumulus Linux.


Other skills include:

  • Ability to learn quickly and think ahead.
  • Tackle problems with persistence and endurance until the correct solution is found.
  • Ability to drill down on a problem yourself and solve bigger issues in a team.
  • Data Centre work experience (DC work is only occasionally required).
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute quality output.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Hard working and passionate about career and making a difference.


How To Apply

If you are looking for an opportunity to add value to a fast-growing Australian company, please submit your resume along with your cover letter (no more than two pages) to

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